3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2010 5:29 AM by loopy1492
Trevor Dearham Level 1 (5 points)
I have a 15" MacBook Pro Purchased in June, 2009. At the time of purchase, the computer came with Mac OS Leopard. Shortly after purchasing the computer, I installed Windows Xp with service pack 2 or 3 (not sure which one). Windows worked perfectly with my computer at that time.

In September, I installed Mac OS Snow Leopard. Windows Xp continued to work perfectly until now. All of a sudden, on start-up, the screen was white for a short period then turned black with a blinking cursor at the top left of the screen. Even after waiting for a long period of time, the computer wouldn't do anything.

I erased my Bootcamp partition and re-created it. Upon trying to install Windows Xp, the same problem ocurred with the white screen then the black screen with the blinking cursor.

I note from reading other discussions that similar problems are happening with other users who are having trouble with Windows once it is installed. Nobody mentions problems with the black screen on trying to install Windows Xp. I'm hoping that someone out there has some ideas on how to solve the problem.

I tried calling my local Apple Dealer and he basically absolved himself of the problem saying that Apple does not support Windows. If I recall, Apple made great fanfare of the fact that its computers could run Windows when it introduced the Bootcamp future. I find it incredible that the dealers have such an incredible lack of knowledge and a lack of training in dealing with these problems.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

PS. After the Windows disk is inserted and screen goes black, computer will not start normally. I have to press "option-command-p-r" in order to bring the Mac back to a healthy life with its own OS.

15" MacBook Pro Mac OS X (10.6.2)

MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.2)